That was what one Creighton fan wrote on a sign for the game today against Wichita State — where the Jays came out on top to claim the Missouri Valley Conference title. I can’t even explain how proud I am to be a part of the Bluejay family – it was a crazy rush. My entire team was crowded into a sports bar in Dallas, Texas to watch our boys bring home the title, in what was regarded like a home court due to the amount of Bluejay fans that made the trip to Arch Madness.
In a USA Today article about reasons to love Creighton, they commented on the fan’s poster and said “Easter is March 31st. That would get Creighton to the Final Four.” And you know what? I believe that we can do it.
Our guys have heart, and there is no doubt that there is a bond between the Bluejays that is something special. They’ve all said it before, we’ve heard it in countless interviews, and we continue to see the results of it on the court.
The Bluejay Nation (as the network of Jays fans is commonly referred to) is one that is so ridiculously passionate and supportive. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be one of our guys, representing the school pride of so many. They do it with a grace and class all their own – they truly are good guys, and I am honored to be a fellow student-athlete. Critics can “line up like corn rows in Nebraska” (as USA Today said), but they can stay in the fields for all I care. Because I know three things to be very true tonight: victory is sweet, it is ours, and I am so proud. GO JAYS.
Verse for tonight 🙂 “Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” – 1 Corinthians 9:25